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Trout Trip 2022
Post 20 May 2022, 11:38 • #1 
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My buddy and I go on an annual trout trip somewhere around the Upper Midwest every May. This year we camped at Beaver Creek Valley State Park in extreme southeastern Minnesota and fished a bunch of streams in the area. Caddisflies were sporadic, but when they were on the fish were looking up. Here are a few pics:

First rod of the trip: McFarland Dirty Martini 7'9" 4wt

First trout of the trip, caught on a silver Wooly Bugger:

On the wall in the bathroom stall:

A nice trout:

Second rod of the trip: Scott F754/3

Some pics of the first day of the trip:




First fish on my new-to-me Barclay 7'10" 5wt:

Some more evening pics:



4th rod of the trip: Scott F794/4:



Last rod of the trip: Fenwick FF806-4



Plus, I made a short 5-minute video of some fish-catching tranquility, if you want to check it out:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gbcG7yFfK5E


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Re: Trout Trip 2022
Post 20 May 2022, 11:58 • #2 
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Everything is greatā€¦ Especially, the photos of the landscape are poetic and impressiveā€¦


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Re: Trout Trip 2022
Post 20 May 2022, 12:54 • #3 
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Location: Far Western 'burbs of Chicago
Beautiful scenery, thanks for sharing!


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Re: Trout Trip 2022
Post 20 May 2022, 13:21 • #4 
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Looks pretty sweet !


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Re: Trout Trip 2022
Post 20 May 2022, 14:50 • #5 
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Awesome pics! Awesome rods!


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Re: Trout Trip 2022
Post 20 May 2022, 15:08 • #6 
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Location: US-MA
Beautiful location, rods and fish. Enjoyed watching you catch those browns in the video!


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Re: Trout Trip 2022
Post 20 May 2022, 15:10 • #7 
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Location: US-CA
Wow, that area seems to have a little bit of everything......beautiful.


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Re: Trout Trip 2022
Post 20 May 2022, 17:50 • #8 
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Location: US-PA
I love small streams like in a couple of your pics. Nice fish and great video!


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Re: Trout Trip 2022
Post 22 May 2022, 20:21 • #9 
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Thanks. Clearly, I need to fish that area.


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Re: Trout Trip 2022
Post 23 May 2022, 04:16 • #10 
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Great looking small streams, perfect for your choice of rods/reel combo.
Are these public access water? Thks for sharing.


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Re: Trout Trip 2022
Post 23 May 2022, 09:51 • #11 
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KOOL!


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Re: Trout Trip 2022
Post 23 May 2022, 09:55 • #12 
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Location: Toledo, Ohio, USA.
I can't imagine a better vacation.


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Re: Trout Trip 2022
Post 24 May 2022, 07:46 • #13 
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Awesome photos and loved the video! Glad you had a great trip Scott!


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Re: Trout Trip 2022
Post 07 Jun 2022, 18:36 • #14 
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lovely pics, thank you..

kimosabe131 wrote:
Are these public access water?


look at the Minnesota DNR website, for their GeoPdf maps. There's a surprising amount of public access and easements, though it does take considerable effort to wade through the maps and correlate to road accesses to get to it.. I did this a couple years back, found some water and fish even in flood conditions.


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